2017 Scholarship Winners
Emily Duffy Belmont Belmont HS Track & Field
Arienne Howard Boston Fontbonne Academy Basketball
Shaelyn Carreiro Fall River Durfee HS Basketball
Sarah Widrow Stoughton Stoughton HS Soccer
Haley Moniz Westfield Westfield HS Softball
Katelyn Pickunka Westhampton Hampshire Regional HS Basketball
Schools Selected by 2016 scholarship winners
Shannon Donahue Scituate Scituate HS UMass Amherst
Abigail Glick Foxboro Lasalle Academy Boston University
Samantha Orlando Gloucester Gloucester HS Boston University
Olivia Morrissey Bedford Bedford HS Fordham University
Rachel Record Townsend North Middlesex Reg HS UMass Lowell
John Gove Leominster Leominster HS
The Future Leaders Scholarship aims to identify young men and women who will be tomorrow’s leaders. Each year the Bay State Games is proud to award these $2,000 scholarships to six deserving Bay State Games athletes. Over the past 25 years nearly $300,000 has been distributed to students who wish to continue their education.
Past recipients of the Future Leaders Scholarship have gone on to institutions located in New England as well as across the nation including Harvard, Stanford, Boston College, Notre Dame, Princeton, UMass Amherst, Yale, UCLA, Boston University, Holy Cross, Tufts, University of Virginia, Holy Cross and Providence College.
The Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation awards these scholarships because it believes the future leaders of tomorrow are developed during their high school years with a solid foundation built on academics, athletics and other interests as well as community service. Achieving success in academics, athletics and community service teaches responsibility to self and to others, fosters a sense of self-worth, and develops an appreciation for the importance of setting goals and working to achieve them. If learned well, these lessons help make effective leaders in business, education, and the community. These values help to craft the leaders of tomorrow, and the Bay State Games hopes to help these leaders with the Futures Leaders Scholarship program.
Applicants must be:
Please do not staple any part of the application materials
The applicant must provide the following in one envelope:
Scholarships will be awarded to six students, two from each of three regions of the state:
Region 1: Metro/Northeast
Region 2: Southeast/Coastal
Region 3: Central/West
Regions will be determined by the location of the student’s permanent residence. If a student resides out-of-state, his/her region will be determined by the location of the educational institution that he/she attends.
Region breakdowns and Town Codes can be found here.
The selection process will begin with a review of each applicant’s personal statements, written recommendations, and transcript. From each region, six finalists will be chosen for personal interviews.
The entry deadline is Wednesday June 7th, 2017
Finalists will be notified by June 16th and interviews will take place on the following dates
All athletes must be available for the interview process. All candidates selected for interviews are strongly urged to attend in person. Athletes who cannot attend the scholarship interview must make themselves available for a teleconference call on the dates noted.